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November 1998
Volume 32, Issue 11

Maintaining Anchorage with a Combination Nance-Goshgarian Transpalatal Arch

J.M. COBO, MD, DDS, PHD, B. DIAZ, PHD, F. de CARLOS, MD, DDS, MSD

Many methods of distalizing molars have demonstrated their efficiency in recent years (A). The most difficult problem, however, is to maintain anchorage while the anterior teeth are retracted.Combinin...

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

New Faces

LARRY W. WHITE, DDS, MSD

New FacesOur more detail-minded readers may have already noticed some changes on the masthead opposite this column. We are pleased to welcome Drs. Frank Chang of Taiwan and Rohit Sachdeva of Dallas as...

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Digital Photography in the Orthodontic Practice

GIORGIO FIORELLI, MD, DDS, ENRICO PUPILLI, DDS, BIAGIO PATANÈ , MD, DDS

Digital imaging, one of the hot fields in the computer world, is attracting more and more interest among orthodontists. It is now possible, with a reasonable investment, to digitally acquire, archive,...

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CASE REPORT

Ectopic Eruption of Mandibular Incisors

RICHARD A. NEWMAN, DMD, GEORGE V. NEWMAN, DDS

Ectopically erupting mandibular lateral incisors tend to become transposed with the adjacent cuspids and thus seem to warrant early orthodontic intervention. Early treatment may obviate later extracti...

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Management Service Organization Contracts: Tips for Successful Negotiations

GREGORY J. DEAN, ESQ.

Last year, the number of management service organizations catering to orthodontists jumped from one to many. The field of publicly traded orthodontic MSOs now includes not only Orthodontic Centers of ...

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A Rationale for Removable Retainers

TONY COLLETT, BS (Hons.), BDS, MDS, PHD

One commonly cited advantage of fixed retainers over removable retainers is their elimination of the need for patient compliance.1,2 In most cases, however, a fixed mandibular retainer is combined wit...

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The Damon Low-Friction Bracket: A Biologically Compatible Straight-Wire System

DWIGHT H. DAMON, DDS, MSD

For many years, orthodontists have ligated brackets with wire or elastomeric ties. Much of our treatment planning and mechanics have been dictated by a mechanical system incorporating significant amou...

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PEARLS

Marking Patient Casts

A. FRANK CORTI, DDS

In a busy orthodontic office, a patient's study casts can be labeled with the wrong name in the laboratory by the time the impression is poured. An easy way to prevent this problem is to mark the algi...

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